Issue 11 of the highly popular football nostalgia magazine Backpass has gone on sale and contains the usual generous helping of Wolverhampton Wanderers content.
And readers are in for a bonus because the latest offering is a bumper 76 pages – for no extra cost – so as to include a substantial World Cup section.
Wolves fans may, in particular, be drawn to articles about Steve Bull’s participation in the 1990 tournament in Italy and Les Wilson’s success in helping take Canada to their only appearance in the finals.
The former Molineux midfielder, still resident in Vancouver, was part of the coaching team who inspired ‘Les Rouges’ to qualify for Mexico before being installed as national head coach – a position he held for around a decade and a half.
Backpass also contains a long article about Ernie Hunt and Willie Carr and the sensational goal they cooked up in front of the Match of the Day cameras in 1970 – alas not for Wolves!
Other names featured in the glossy publication include England World Cup heroes Jimmy Greaves, Gordon Banks and George Cohen, and the Welsh star Mel Charles.
Dave Wagstaffe, Derek Dougan, Stan Cullis, Peter Knowles, Jim McCalliog, John Barnwell, Alun Evans and Martin Patching are among the Wolves heroes featured in previous issues, most of which are still available on request.
And we can promise that there will be a major piece in the mid-summer issue (due out in July) on a man who was a prolific goalscorer at Molineux in the 1970s.
Backpass is available at £3.50 from many branches of WH Smith and is due to be in Sainsbury’s for a week until May 15 and in Tesco for most of this month.
Alternatively, you can click on the icon on the right to see how you can order and, better still, become a subscriber.
If you loved your football in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, you won’t be disappointed!